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      The Penokee Mountain Ski Trail is in the snow belt of Lake Superior, so it typically offers some of the earliest skiing on the Great Divide Ranger District. Situated on the northern edge of a valley, the trail presents spectacular views of the surrounding area. An overlook next to the parking lot also offers a great view of the valley.

      Trail Information: This is a stacked loop system with 3.2 km, 5.1 km and 8.6 km options. The trail is groomed and tracked for classic technique skiing. During the winter recreation season, ski trail conditions are updated weekly in the Cross-Country Ski Report. Snowshoers and fat tire bikers may also use the trail, but they should avoid the groomed track.

      What to Expect: Despite its location in rugged terrain, the trail is suitable for skiers of moderate ability. Only the 8.6 Km loop has climbs and downhills that demand intermediate skills.
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: US Forest Service
      Penokee Mountain Ski Trail Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      From Mellen, drive 3 miles west on State Highway GG. The parking lot is on the right (north) side of the road.
      Daily or annual vehicle pass required. Follow Link below for more information
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      Region Details
      6 hike trails

      Region Status
      Open as of May 7, 2023

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      Trails Mountain Bike
      Trails E-Bike
      Trails Hike
      Trails Trail Running
      Trails Snowshoe
      Trails Nordic Ski
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      427 ft
      Total Vertical
      138 ft
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      user #2685632Pnelson4wishlisttrailPenokee 5.1K Loop
      Mar 20, 2023 @ 7:51pm
      Mar 20, 2023
      user #1309489WillieJacobszupdatetrailNCT - Penokee Ski Trail and 1 more
      Feb 25, 2022 @ 1:11pm
      Feb 25, 2022

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike68 miles427 ft3 miles138 ft
      E-Bike1495 ft3 ft177 ft7 ft
      Hike68 miles427 ft3 miles138 ft
      Trail Running46 miles387 ft3 miles138 ft
      Snowshoe58 miles427 ft3 miles128 ft
      Nordic Ski68 miles427 ft3 miles138 ft
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